Introducing Vanity Smurf: The Teenager

A lot of kids go through a vain stage. You know, when they can’t quite pass up the opportunity to surreptitiously check themselves out in the mirror? Where they spend ages on hair and clothes? It wasn’t terribly surprising then when Vanity entered this stage. He’s a good enough looking …

Introducing Sleepy: Our Seventh

I’m just going to come out and say it. Sleepy’s short. There, it’s out there, and I don’t feel bad! She’s not the only reason that her husband and daughter get smurf names, but she’s part of it. Don’t worry, I have nothing against short people. But just like Grouchy …

Introducing Handyman: More Than Just A Hammer

Handyman is loud, boisterous, energetic, and active. He comes in and makes a lot of noise (especially when he gets home), and, generally, announces his presence like a jackhammer saying “Hi” to the pavement. If you hear one of our dogs barking, it’s as likely to be because of Handyman …

Introducing Perfection – The Middle Child

I’ll admit, I used to call Perfection “The Needy Daughter”. Not that she was always in trouble or anything. It was just that for a while, she needed her Mom on a pretty regular basis. “MooOOOoooM” was a pretty common call through our house. Honestly, Hurricane is probably more needy, …

Introducing Hurricane – The Eldest

Sharing about this elusive whirlwind can be a little difficult, because you can’t get her to sit still long enough to get her opinion. Unless of course she’s asleep, which isn’t exactly helpful to the process. Our eldest daughter tends towards great flurries of activity. She whips into a room, …

Introducing Lala, The Matriarch

When it comes to introducing the love of your life, it can be kind of a daunting task. Especially since she’s my proof-reader. But when it comes to making introductions, there are few people in the world I can spend more time talking about than my beloved wife. She’s the …